BUILD 2017 – Bilbao Urban Innovation Leadership Dialogues

BUILD 2017 – Bilbao Urban Innovation Leadership Dialogues

From November 15th to 17th, Detroit will host BUILD – Bilbao Urban Innovation Leadership Dialogues, the event organised by The German Marshall Funds for the United States that will reflect on the role that cities and regions can play in the broader transatlantic relationship via new subnational diplomacy efforts and by reflecting our transatlantic values of democracy, freedom and justice.

BUILD is a  forum for urban innovators that explores pressing issues facing transatlantic cities and how to move from ideas to action. GMF launched BUILD in 2014 as a vehicle for discussing transformative change in transatlantic cities supporting greater sustainability, inclusion, and global engagement.

BUILD 2016 launched a conversation on urban transformation in the digital age: this dialogue is going to be deepend and examined in light of new disruptive dynamics challenging rtaditional paradigms in the global political and economic order. Last year’s forum added a new dimension to the exploration of urban transformation — the impact of the digital age on the people, places, and economies of transatlantic cities.

BUILD 2017 plenary sessions will provide a space for critical discussion of how transatlantic cities can rise above the wave of disruption to global leadership while delivering on a local agenda of sustainability, inclusion, and innovation. In keeping with BUILD’s mission, the sessions will address both the policy dimensions and leadership practices to support participants in translating ideas into action.

Alicia Bonner Ness, LabGov’s senior advisor for the Co-Cities research, is going to attend the forum. In particular, she is going to attend the breakout session “Neighborhoods Rising: Co-Creation as an Antidote to Apathy?” on Friday 17th morning. The session will challenge prior thinking on engagement by presenting three models of engagement — co-creation, co-production, and co-city — from leading experts in the field.

The agenda of the 2017 forum is available on the BUILD Program page.

The 2016 BUILD Report is now available.


Dal 15 al 17 novembre, Detroit ospiterà BUILD 2017, il forum per innovatori urbani nato nel 2014, che esplora le problematiche e le sfide che stanno affrontando le città transatlantiche e come muovere dalle idee all’azione. Alicia Bonner Ness, senior advisor di LabGov, parteciperà al Forum come speaker per la sessione “Neighborhoods Rising: Co-Creation as an Antidote to Apathy?“.